Meet the Finalists of the 2022 FLASH SUITE Contest

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Douglas Cole has published six collections of poetry and The White Field, winner of the American Fiction Award. His work has appeared in several anthologies as well as journals such as The Chicago Quarterly Review, Poetry International, The Galway Review, Bitter Oleander, Chiron, Louisiana Literature, Slipstream, as well Spanish translations of work (translated by Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia) in La Cabra Montes. He is a regular contributor to Mythaixs, an online journal, He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart and Best of the Net, received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry and recently won the Editors’ Choice Award in Prose from RiverSedge literary journal. He lives and teaches in Seattle, Washington. His website is

Annie Dawid’s fifth book, PUT OFF MY SACKCLOTH, was just published by The Humble Essayist Press and is available on Audible, read by the author.  It was a runner up in the Los Angeles Book Festival 2021 autobiography category.  Her poetry chapbook, ANATOMIE OF THE WORLD, was published in 2017 by Finishing Line Press.  Her three volumes of fiction are: York Ferry: A Novel, Cane Hill Press, 1993, second printing, winner of 2016 International Rubery Award in Fiction.  Lily in the Desert: Stories, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2001 And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family, Litchfield Review Press, 2009.

James Dorr specializes in dark fantasy/horror, with forays into mystery and science fiction.  His The Tears of Isis was a 2013 Bram Stoker Award® finalist for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection, with his latest book, Tombs: A Chronicle of Latter-Day Times of Earth, a novel-in-stories from Elder Signs Press.  Dorr has been a technical writer, an editor on a regional magazine, a full time non-fiction freelancer, and a semi-professional musician.  He currently harbors a Goth cat named Triana, and counts among his major influences Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Allen Ginsberg, and Bertolt Brecht.

Ilhamul Azam is a young writer from Bangladesh. When he isn’t writing, he loves to write. He intends to portray literary traditions of modern Bengali literature through his writing.

When Stephen Page is not writing, reading, spending time with his spouse, communing with nature, or walking his dog, he is making noise with his electric bass. He loves accidentally on purpose losing his cell phone and dog-earing pages in books. He is part Apache, part Shawnee, part Mexican, part English, part Scottish, and part Irish. He graduated from Columbia U (magna cum laude & writing honors) and Bennington College. He has 4 books of poems, dozens of short stories, countless poems, essays, and literary criticisms published. He is the recipient of The Jess Cloud Memorial Prize for Poetry, a Writer-in-Residence from the Montana Artists Refuge, a Full Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, an Imagination Grant from Cleveland State University, a First Place Prize in Poetry from Bravura Magazine, and an Arvon Foundation Ltd. Grant.

Rachel Friedman has recently embarked on a career as a freelance writer. She has published a number of articles, most notably in the Hack Library School magazine. She lives in Southern California with her family.

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